Thanks for the nod on this guys. My daughter has been nagging for a netflix subscription for a while so we've taken the plunge. Saw this and thought, 'why the heck not'? I'd have to say that some of the criticisms are valid in that it deploys a lot of the current sci-fi tropes, mixed in with a bit of noir pulp. That said, it does so fairly competently. There is enough mystery, chicanery and downright deviousness to keep me engaged and lets face it, it's not as if there is much else out there. The world building is fairly robust and believable, the SFX works pretty well (on the iPad at any rate), the quality of acting is reasonable and the characters are believable enough. It's been a while since a series has hooked me in to the level this has. Not sure if I want to try the novels based on CFM's and SG's feedback. Having been burnt with Game of Thrones I think I'll just stick with the telly this time.